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speak and professes to  love a deep, deep, tra-
gedy.        King a down-looking, grave-spoken, out-
wardly self-respecting man came out the other night
to Mrs Pot, denouncing Mama Bradbury.   All the
women in the house are  down on  her, not unjustly.
I find Gladdy swears, not in older persons presence.
Rawson takes his meals in the house, sleeps out else-
where.     His mother seems to have forgotten her sick-
ness; took all her family to the theatre to-night.
Miss Pierson went with them.             Did I put
down that a week ago or so I met Scoville, once
of the  Pick  &c.   Said he had written a novel on New
York life and came to the city from North Carolina
to get it published.  Looked much the same, haggard
and dingy.
  16.  Saturday.  Phonography: down town, to Omni-
bus and Pic Offices.   A morning wasted, as I couldn t
catch the men I wanted.  Met Hosmer, the man
I became acquainted with at the Catskills some five
years ago.     He peddles books for a living.  An  ismy 
man   extreme type.    Met Bob Gun, too.   Writing
&c.  Jack Edwards up in the evening, doing
carpentering anent Aquarium of his making in
Haney s room.  (I hear his saw now.    A good
sensible, kindly fellow, worthy of his stock.)
  I saw Fanny in Broadway yesterday, with her
youngest.     Nelly observed me, not so her mother.
Saw Nelly again to-day, with a smaller girl.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and eighty-five
Description:Mentions meeting Joe Scoville, who has returned to New York from North Carolina to try to publish a book.
Date:1859-04-15
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bradbury, Mrs. (boarder); Edwards, John; Eldredge, Ellen; Fern, Fanny; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Adolphus (''Gladdy''); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hosmer; King (boarder); King, Mrs. (boarder); Pierson, Miss; Potter, Mrs.; Scoville, Joe
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten
Description:Includes descriptions of an explosion of a boat on the North River, New York literary Bohemians, boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the death of writer Mort Thomson's young wife Anna, working on the publication ''Constellation,'' visits to the Edwards family, a falling out with Fanny Fern over an article he wrote criticizing ''The New York Ledger,'' a rumor that Fitz James O'Brien is the heir to an Irish baronetcy, and a change of landladies at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.